Summer Monthly Time Trials

Typhoon Tony’s TT Triumph

 

With the finale to the road and track season just round the corner and our endurance athletes reaching peak fitness, the last mile time trial of the summer was predicted to be a cracker and didn’t disappoint.

Course record holder, Tony ‘the Maddiston Mirage’ Devlin had the incentive of repelling the young pretender, Russell ‘the Bathgate Bullet’ McAdam who’d triumphed on Time Trial Saturday a couple of weeks ago.

Top masters track star Craig Johnston, upped the ante by generously contributing a bottle of champers to whoever set the fastest time of the day.

While the pre start banter centred on Tony’s cough and how bad it would be after he’d sped round the Calley loop, experienced trialists, John, Steve and Alec were overheard to ponder if two psycho sessions in the preceeding days would prove a ‘bridge too far’!

Alan McKay has been improving session by session since deciding to concentrate on speed and along with Tam Ogata would also be vying for a place on the podium.

Stepping in to complete the mix was former ‘El Presidente’ Andy, who’d been quiet of late on the time trial front but was keen to show the youngsters that the old legs could still give them a run for their money!

Ideal weather conditions indicated that fast times would be the order of the day and after Andy scorched round in 4.54, it was clear that to claim the fizzy stuff would take an inspired effort.

Next came Devlin who had the target of Craig Johnston in his sights, the ‘Typhoon’ roared in with 4.46- a storming time but tantalisingly just one second outside the course record!

Cheered on by the crowds of bystanders, athletes and random people with dogs, shot the “Bullet’ along the final straight and it looked highly possible that the Champagne would be heading back to West Lothian.

The tension was palpable as everyone strained to hear the timekeepers decision.

Tony, by just 3 seconds kept his grip on the prize while Russell had to console himself with a big PB and retention of the ‘Time Trialist of the Month’ award he picked last month.

Toni Moore became the youngest person to complete the mile with the highly credible time of 7.02 and like all time trialists has the incentive to bettering that next year.

On the 3rd September, it’s back to Stevie Oliver’s home patch for our final visit of the year and the chance to get a fast 5k in the legs before the Stirling 10k- 9.30 at the ‘Pine n’ Oak’.

 

David Murray

Final Results

9/04/2011
7/05/2011
18/06/2011
23/07/2011
6/08/2011
5k Powfoulis
1 mile Caley
1 mile Caley
5k Powfoulis
1 mile Caley
Female          
Kathryn Mitchell
Ran 2k
Christine Eadie
25.07
7.10
7.54
Kelly Bissett
26.02
7.41
7.41
Lynne Murray (Guest)
19.50 CR
Lucy Mitchell
21.55
Elaine Paterson
23.26
6.39
6.33
Helen Ainslie
Ran 2k
7.18
7.18
Hazel Murray    
6.1O
22.33
6.12
Nikki Flynn    
6.15
Tony Moore        
7.02
           
Male          
Craig Johnston
18.52
5.08
5.03
Tony Devlin
17.25CR
17.41
4.46
Tominora Ogata
18.09
5.16
5.22
Russell McAdam
17.57
5.04
5.04
17.39
4.49+
Steve Oliver
20.11
6.14
6.07+
20.51
6.11
Barry Paterson  
4.59CR
David Hogarth  
5.37
Mark Bowman  
5.38
David Bunyan  
6.24
6.28
John Denholm  
6.09
6.12
6.15
Alex Watson    
5.47
20.14
5.4O
Allan Mackay      
22.10
5.17
Andy Ronald        
4.54

TT of the month +